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Land, Stephanie
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What does Stephanie mean by "Welfare is dead"?

Students should be able to identify and discuss some of the flaws and issues with the American welfare system, as outlined in Maid.

What is the significance of Missoula?

Students should be able to discuss the symbolism of Missoula as a place where Stephanie dreams of having a better life and fulfilling her dream of becoming a writer. It also symbolizes a true home where she and Mia find a sense of community and belonging. Moving to Missoula symbolizes making it out of the most difficult time in Stephanie's life so far.

Discuss the stereotypes, social ideas, prejudices, etc. that Stephanie internalizes.

Students should be able to identify and discuss how Stephanie internalizes shame and guilt around poverty, as well as a lack of worthiness. They may also discuss her fear of being seen as lazy as well as...

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